[Suggestion] about h8/300 architecture in gcc and binutils

Jeff Law law@redhat.com
Tue Sep 10 02:19:00 GMT 2013

On 09/09/2013 07:13 PM, Chen Gang wrote:
> Hello Maintainers:
> After google search and check the Linux kernel, H8/300 is dead, and for
> gcc-4.9.0 and binutils-2.23.2 still has h8300, do we still need it for
> another OS ?
> Welcome any suggestions or completions, thanks.
> The related information in linux kernel next tree:
>    commit d02babe847bf96b82b12cc4e4e90028ac3fac73f
>    Author: Guenter Roeck <linux@roeck-us.net>
>    Date:   Fri Aug 30 06:01:49 2013 -0700
>        Drop support for Renesas H8/300 (h8300) architecture
>        H8/300 has been dead for several years, and the kernel for it
>        has not compiled for ages. Drop support for it.
>        Cc: Yoshinori Sato <ysato@users.sourceforge.jp>
>        Acked-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
>        Signed-off-by: Guenter Roeck <linux@roeck-us.net>
> The related information in gcc/binutils:
>    We can build h8300 cross-compiler for Linux kernel, successfully, but it has many bugs when building Linux kernel with -Os.
>    if we still need h8300 for another OS, is it still valuable to send these bugs to Bugzilla (although it is found under Linux)?
It is still useful to send code generation bugs for the H8/300 series to 
the GCC folks.


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